We all heard her loud and clear when Marylin Monroe said: “Diamond’s are a girl’s best friend”. We swooned over Jennifer Lopez’s Harry Winston Wreath in Maid in Manhattan. One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, “One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them” were the inscriptions on the one ring we wished we had. Even Chanel’s iconic signature style was a strand of pearls. And Rose from Titanic held onto The Heart of the Ocean, tighter than she did Jack’s hand.
Now, what does this have to do with anything? This proves that be it in books, brands or movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Jewellery has always been an essential part of our lives since time immemorial. Be it traditional or trendy, precious or printed no outfit is complete without a piece of Jewellery.
The Jewellery industry has evolved monumentally throughout the ages, what started off as bones and animal teeth have transitioned into Sought after pieces made from the finest metals and gems crafted by the most skilled artisans.
While Gold, Silver and Platinum maybe the first choices for any statement piece you’d pick, Designers of the Jewellery Department of JD Institute of Fashion have opted for a more sustainable approach. Using unconventional recycled material like scrap metal, wood chips, jute, pistachio, areca nuts and even paper they have created shop stopping statement pieces.
The collection ranges from Jewellery fit for an Arabian Princess to Native American Headgear and even a little Game of Thrones inspira crafted using many innovative techniques like 3D Printing, light shadow techniques, kinetic jewellery to name a few.
The collection has been crafted by hand from scratch to promote the ethical message against over-exploitation of artisans and shed light upon their well-deserved recognition, which gets overshadowed by big brands.
The Avant-garde pieces reflect the ideologies of future origins. The designers of the collection are Abhigna Thulasi, Atufa Ambareen, Haleema Sadiya, Jahnavi G Moovala, Jesly Joju, Latha Shetty C, Nimitha R, Priyanka CH, Safa Mansabdar, Sireesha H, Suchishmitha K, Swathi M and Tasneem Yusaf.